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Application Open for AMCLI South II

The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for its next regional program: South II will be held July 20-23, 2017 in Tennessee. Click here to request an application. AMCLI …

What We Learned from Gathering 120+ American Muslim Leaders

The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute’s inaugural session began just days after Obama’s victory in the 2008 presidential election. Now, at the tail-end of the second Obama administration, it is hard to …

10 Years of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute – Evaluation Report

Founded in 2006 and launched programming in 2008, the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) works to transform the Muslim communal landscape in the United States by empowering the next generation of …

President Obama Lifts up Young Muslim Activists, Including AMCLI Alumni

Just before President Obama made his public remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore this week–his first visit to a mosque as President–he met with a dozen Muslim leaders from across the …

American Muslims and Philanthropy

AMCLI director Nadia Roumani discussed identity, charitable giving and civic engagement with John E. Kobara, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the California Community Foundation. He published her thoughts, along …

From #GivingTuesday to Giving USA, New Lessons for Faith-Based Organizations

Huffington Post Religion covered the Faith+GivingTuesday+SocialGood summit, which featured CRCC’s Rev. Mark Whitlock, Brie Loskota and Nadia Roumani. The summit convened representatives from religious organizations, universities and entrepreneurs who are exploring the …

AMCLI: My People

The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute builds the capacity of emerging Muslim leaders from across the United States. Wesam Nassar produced AMCLI: My People with ESHMAWI to capture what the group is …

Finding a Place for Faith in Social Innovation

Nadia Roumani, Co-Founder and Director of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI), appeared in an article on eJewish Philanthropy discussing the emergence of faith-based organizations and companies in social innovation and …

American Muslims’ lives were altered by 9/11 attacks

The Ventura County Star quoted CRCC Managing Director Brie Loskota in an article about how the lives of American Muslims changes after 9/11 and the Iraq War. The turning point for American …

Muslims in America divided on improving image 10 years after 9/11

The Religion News Service quoted American Muslim Leadership Institute director and co-founder Nadia Roumani in a story about the perception of Muslims approaching the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Americans say they now …

L.A. Times: Working to Boost Social Activism Among Muslims

The Los Angeles Times quoted Brie Loskota, CRCC managing director, in an article about CRCC’s American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute partnership with the Jewish Funds for Justice program, the Community Organizing Residency. …

USC Program Helps to Train Young Muslim Leaders

Voice of America News reported on the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute and its efforts to train a new generation of civic leaders. Brie Loskota is the managing director for the USC …

Manhattan declares June 12th as Nadia Roumani Appreciation Day

Nadia Roumani, co-founder and director of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI), received a proclamation from Borough of Manhattan President Scott M. Stringer declaring June 12th as Nadia Roumani Appreciation Day …

Introductory Remarks on Scholarship, Service, and the AMCLI, by Varun Soni

Varun Soni is Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California. The remarks were delivered at the March 2009 AMCLI Commencement Ceremony.

Freedom Aint Free Yet: The Responsibility of Civic Leadership, by Shahid Buttar

Shahid Buttar is a civil rights lawyer, musician, columnist, and grassroots organizer. He is the executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee in Washington, D.C. He served as former counsel of a national program combating racial and religious profiling at Muslim Advocates. The remarks were delivered at the March 2009 AMCLI Commencement Ceremony.

Connecting AMCLI to a Legacy of Social Activism, by Senator Carol Liu

California State Senator Carol Liu represents the 21 District. The remarks were delivered at the March 2009 AMCLI Commencement Ceremony.

Addressing Social Crises from an Islamic Perspective, by Naim Shah

Naim Shah is the National Director of the ILM Foundation. The remarks were delivered at the March 2009 AMCLI Commencement Ceremony.

Civic Engagement in the American Muslim Community, by Nadia Roumani

Nadia Roumani is the director of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture. The remarks were delivered at the March 2009 AMCLI Commencement Ceremony.

Connecting the Dots: Developing a Cohort of Civic Leaders, by Linda Sarsour

Linda Sarsour is a working woman, community activist, and mother of three. She is the director of the Arab American Association of New York, a social service agency serving the Arab community in NYC. The remarks were delivered at the March 2009 AMCLI Commencement Ceremony.